Thursday, October 05, 2006

Too true?

"...life is short, reading is long, and literature is in the process of killing itself off through an insane proliferation."

Milan Kundera (in the October 9th issue of the New Yorker).

5 Comments:

Anonymous Evan said...

That's a line as regal with bombast as the Greg Peck review of three years ago, or the Reader's Manifesto in the Atlantic. One sentence by one man, and a shitstorm.

I greatly admire Kundera's work and I'm saddened that he's given literature another blade for seppuku.

& still I tend to agree.

1:39 AM  
Blogger Laird Hunt said...

The piece read like a parody of his earlier notes on literature, but a few little bits and pieces here and there hit, unfortunately, true for me...

I'll have to look for the Greg Peck review.

Thanks!

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Evan said...

ffff.

Dale Peck.
Dale Peck.

reviewing "The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions"

11:35 PM  
Blogger Laird Hunt said...

Oh, that Peck! Yeah, I know that piece. Oh yeah.

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm. i guess we should read kundera only?

10:34 AM  

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